Clinical Neurophysiology

How we can help you

Our department, a part of the Institute of Neurological Sciences, performs diagnostic tests involving the recording of electrical responses from your nervous system. We provide services for adults, children, inpatients and non-inpatients. We have patients referred from many locations in NSW.

Test Who it is for How to prepare
Electroencephalography (EEG) Adults For a sleep-deprived EEG, no sleep for 24 hours prior to your test.
  Children Ring reception as preparation varies with age
Electromyography and nerve conduction studies (EMG/NCS) All No preparation is required. Tell our Doctors if you are taking anticoagulants (blood thinners)
Vestibular studies (ENG/caloric/VEMPs) All Ears must be clean of wax so please ask your referring Doctor to check. Additional instructions.
Evoked Potentials (EPs) All No preparation is required. Bring your prescription glasses if you normally use them.

If you would like more details on your test we have information sheets available. Please contact reception and they can be mailed to you.

All tests take at least one hour. Please be punctual for your tests to avoid delays for other patients.

The results will be forwarded to your doctor by the next working day if they have a fax or encrypted email service. Our technicians are not able to provide you with your results.

Patients who are eligible for Medicare may be bulk billed, please bring your Medicare card with you. Patients without a Medicare card will need to pay the scheduled fee. For newborns who do not yet have a Medicare card, we will charge 85% of the scheduled fee which can be claimed for once the card is issued. 

For a WorkCover or Third Party payments, the Australian Medical Association (AMA) fees generally apply. These are payable at the time of the test unless details of the claim and its acceptance are provided. 

Overseas visitors will need to pay the scheduled fee. Some tests may be covered by their Reciprocal Health Care card.

Please email us for an electronic referral form for you patient.